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  • Boulevard Montmartre in Paris

    Artist:
    Pissarro, Camille. 1830-1903
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    74x92,8 cm

Pissarro, Camille. 1830-1903

Boulevard Montmartre in Paris

France, 1897

Like Claude Monet, Pissarro, an outstanding representative of the Impressionist movement, often painted whole series of works showing the same motif. This painting belongs to a series of views the Boulevard Montmartre, for which the artist rented a room in the Grand Hotel de Russie from which he could see all the "grands boulevards". Pissarro depicted this view at different hours of the day, in different weather conditions, creating a total of 13 paintings taken from the same viewpoint. Here the master skilfully conveyed the rich atmospheric effects, the complex colours and ethereal feeling of a gloomy day. This image of fast-moving, dynamic urban life, so convincingly captured by the artist's rapid brushwork, presents the image of a contemporary city - not in a ceremonial or official mood, but animated and alive. Such urban landscapes formed the central motif in Pissarro's work.

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Boulevard Montmartre in Paris

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oil

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74x92,8 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1948; handed over from the State Museum of New Western Art that obtained it in 1925 from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow; originally in the M.P. Ryabushinsky collection

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ГЭ-9002

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